I heard Pam mention the other day that she picked up Jillian's 30 Day Shred for only $9 at Walmart. Sounded like a deal I couldn't pass up, so I went out and got it this weekend, too. LOVE IT, in a painfully shredded sort of way.
It's got 3 different 20 minute workouts on it, and I haven't even looked at 2 and 3 yet. Why bother when she's killing me with the first one. I did it for the first time last night, and for the 2nd time tonight. WOW. I'm not very coordinated so the jumping jacks have me feeling retarded. And I haven't worn my girdle yet while doing it, so the loud, mocking slapping noises of my humongous stomach is a bit unnerving. But what the hell....I'm doing it at home alone where nobody can see or hear me, so I say let the fat fly!
I was completely shocked that after only a 20 minute workout, I'm sweating 10x more than when I do 2 miles on the elliptical. Really shocked. And my workouts at the gym, with the elliptical and all of the weight machines, take 1 1/2 hours. I'm much more sore after this 20 minute workout than I am on a normal gym day. It's really got me wondering what the hell I'm doing wrong at the gym. I obviously need to raise the weight that I'm lifting on the machines or something, because this hurts way worse. My muscles are twitching and quivering and this is the feeling I've been yearning for at the gym and haven't quite been able to achieve. I'm obviously not working hard enough. That will change.
I met Billie at the gym yesterday for our normal workout and then did the DVD last night for a little added "fun". Today our schedules didn't match up, so instead of going to the gym by myself, I took Scarlette for a 2 mile walk at the park this morning. Then did the DVD again tonight. Not being able to get to the gym consistently with Billie is going to screw with the progress of shrinking the bat wings. The trainer showed us 3 exercises to do (he said you need to do all 3 to get the results I'm looking for), and 2 out of the 3 require 2 people to do them, because they're presses and nosebreakers that have to be done with a barbell. You're not allowed to use the barbells w/o a partner because, well, they don't want you to break your nose.
I've got some free weights here at home that I'll be doing some tricep exercises with, but the highest weight I've got is 10 lbs, and I lift so much more than that on the weight machines at the gym, that I just don't think they're going to be very effective. For instance, there's one machine on the circuit that is "supposed" to help with the triceps, but I think it's more for the shoulders. I'm pressing 90 lbs on that machine, so 10 lbs. in free weights just ain't gonna' cut it. I'm probably going to check out Play It Again Sports and see if I can find a 20 lb-30 lb. weights for some bat wing work at home.
No restaurant eating Fri, Sat or today...yay! Very proud of that. And it's funny how hard it is NOT to do it after I was on a roll there for a week. Shane and Billie go out every Friday and Saturday. And Dwayne wants to take me out once a week just to get me out of the house because I spend most of my time alone. So saying no to everyone was hard. But I really had to pull the reigns back in. The next time I do go to a restaurant, I'm going to make sure that I'm paying much more attention to what I'm ordering, too, instead of eating what everyone else is eating. You just can't do that and lose weight...unless you're eating a mouse-sized portion.
Have to head back up to my sister's in Ellijay tomorrow afternoon, stay the night, and will be back Tuesday afternoon. I did this last week and the eating went to hell both days. I have to do this babysitting thing every Monday and Tuesday for the whole month of January if I don't find a job. She'll probably ask me to do it for all of February, too, because I think that's how long her classes last. Plus, once you say yes once, that's it. You're trapped. This time, however, I will be more prepared. I didn't take any food with me last time, and I should have. Her house is full of crap food, junk food, kid stuff, Cokes, etc. You know what kills me about this? She's 6' tall and weighs 155 lbs. She's a perfect weight for her heighth. You'd be hard-pressed to find any fat hanging off of her. But she's the Queen of Discipline. She knows what to eat to stay within 5 lbs of her ideal weight, and that's what she does. Period. Makes me sick, lol.
Anyhoo, that was my weekend, and what I'll be up to for the next couple of days. I'll do another post on Tuesday night when I'm back at home. Hope everyone is having a great weekend filled with some healthy eating and dilligent exercise! :)
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